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Saturday, May 1
In our continuing effort to curtail illegal dumping in Ellis County, this year we will be offering a free "week-long" clean-up event. Starting Saturday, May 1 and running thru Saturday, May 8. Ellis County residents will be able to dispose of trash, furniture, mattresses, yard debris, and other similar items. We will also be accepting tires and e-waste. Details are still being finalized, so check the Ellis County official Web site www.ellis. co.tx.us for more information as we get closer to the date.
Wednesday, March 10
The MAAG will meet in the back parking lot of The First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10 for a trip to Rice where they will enjoy a Dutch lunch. They will stop at the Cowboy Church in Alma on their return for a tour of their building and to learn more about his growing church.
Saturday, March 13
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
The 2nd Annual Czech St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will include live music by "Czech and Then Some" and "Ennis Czech Boys" on Saturday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the KJT Hall, 1216 S. Paris St. in Ennis. Admission will be $7 for adults, ages 13 and under are free. Come Join in on the fun!
Saturday, Mar. 20
Fish Fry Dinner
Fish-fry Dinners will be served at the First United Methodist Church in Ennis from 5 – 7 p.m. in behalf of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, and the Welcome Home – Ennis Honors Her Heroes Committee, which is planning a major event in Ennis in May Honoring Vietnam and all American Veterans lost in service to our Country. The dinner will be prepared by Ennis Fish Fry King, Mike Riley and his crew, it’s a full meal deal!Thursday, May. 6 – Sunday, May 9
American Veterans Traveling Tribute
The AVTT is a mobile group of memorials and exhibits – anchored by an 80% reproduction of the Vietnam Memorial Wall including all of the names on the American freedom as well as those who served their country from World War II through the current Iraqi conflict. A special 9/11 memorial also is included. Contributions and volunteers are needed! Please contact Marilyn Wylie at 972-875-8836 or Lee Ann Markham 972-875-8987.
Every second Saturday of the month
Union Daughters of the Confederacy
The Union Daughters of the Confederacy meet every second Saturday of the month, Sept. through May at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 300 N. Sherman St. in Ennis.
Cub Scout Pack 229 meeting
The Cub Scout Pack 229 is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Midlothian, 800 South 9th Street and meet there every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information call Cubmaster David Barrington at 214-563-3726.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
th Grade Boys Select Basketball
We are looking for 8th grade boys interested in playing select basketball. Players cannot be older than 15, as of Sept. 1, 2010. Practice will be held in Palmer. For more information, contact Mike Bruyere at 903-851-1251.
Tuesday, Mar. 16
Cemetery Board Meeting
The Red Oak Cemetery Association Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting March 16 at 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 212 N. Main St.
Red Oak Public Library Story Time
The Red Oak Public Library will hold Story Time every Wednesday of each month from 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, March 10
Teen and Junior Teen Special Event
To celebrate Teen Tech Week Sims Library is presenting "Gaming @ the library" on Wednesday, March 10 from 4 – 5 p.m. and on Thursday, March 11 from 6 – 7 p.m. Join us as we play games on Wii and Xbox 360. Come alone or bring a friend to test your skills against other players. All skill levels are welcome.
Saturday, March 13
Teen Movie Saturday
Teen Movie Saturday at Sims Library is March 13 from 2:30 – 4:40 p.m. in the library meeting room. This month’s movie stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, scientists and governments. This film is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Enjoy free popcorn and movie with your friends.
Wednesday, Mar. 24
Sims Library Teens are learning the sport of speed stacking Wednesday, Mar. 24 from 4 – 5 p.m. What is speed stacking you ask? It is a sport that involves stacking specialized cups in specific sequences in as little time as possible. Here is your chance to become a pro at Speed Stacking!
Saturday, March 27
Sims Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny will be at Sims Library on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 27. Please bring your own Easter baskets and cameras. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this free program is open to children ages 2 to 10, along with their accompanying adults. Any questions, please call 972-937-2671.
The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorers for youth 15-20 are meeting on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Ellis County Sheriff’s office. Anyone who would like to know more call 972-921-4400.
Sims Story Time
Story hour at Sims Library will be every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m. following the WISD schedule. Waxahachie Junior Service League volunteers share stories and crafts for children ages 2 and under. Check out www.simslib.org for November’s themes. Any questions please call 972-937-2671.
Sims Toddler Time
Toddler Time at Sims Library will be every Wednesday from 10 - 10:20 a.m. following the WISD schedule. Waxahachie Junior Service League volunteers provide songs and stories for children ages 2 and under. Check out www.simslib.org for November’s themes. Any questions please call 972-937-2671.
Games at Sims Library
For several years, Sims Library has offered chess on Friday afternoons for area youth. They are now adding different game to this fun time at the library. Along with chess and checkers, participants will be able to play Sorry, Uno, Skip-bo and Boggle. If you have a favorite game, bring it along. Ages 10 and under play from 3 – 4 p.m. and ages 11 – 18 play from 4 – 5 p.m. every Friday afternoon.
Last Tuesday of each month
Ellis County Technology Meet Up
Attend an "industry Inclusive" roundtable discussion on what technology you believe would have the most impact on your personal life and/or your business. Bring some ideas with you as we plan out path to technological empowerment for 2010. This event will be held at Ryan’s Grill Buffet & Bakery in Waxahachie 6:30 Networking & food.